Tuesday, June 22, 2010

27J starts new and re-institutes some previous fees

A variety of new and re-instituted athletic, academic and supplies fees were approved by the School District 27J Board of Education as part of its May 25 consent agenda.

The cost-containment efforts were initiated to help the district minimize the gap in funding received from the State of Colorado. The fees will take effect with the 2010-2011 school year.

The new fees and changes include a $10 supplies fee at elementary schools, $20 in middle schools, $40 for high school students up to senior year and $65 for seniors. At the secondary level, those fees help pay for the student planner, ID, lock, and paper supplies.

The district will re-instituted athletic participation fees in the middle and high schools. The athletic fees at middle schools will be $50 per sport per participant. The cost at high schools will be $100 per sport per participant.

The district also will establish academic fees at the high schools (as attached). Examples of academic fees are $5 per semester for weight training, $20 per semester for advance art materials, $25 per semester for band classes, $25 a year for the Project Lead the Way Engineering, $5 per semester for accounting I and II; and $10 a semester for Earth/space science classes.

For the first time since 2004-05, the district will increase meal and milk prices. The increases range from 5 cents for milk to 30 cents for an elementary lunch.
The cost for elementary breakfast will increase from 80 cents to $1 and elementary lunch will increase from $1.45 to $1.75.

Middle school breakfast will increase from $1.05 to $1.25 with lunch increasing from $1.80 to $2.

Breakfast at high school will increase from $1.25 to $1.50 while lunch will increase from $2.25 to $2.50.

The cost of milk will increase from 45 to 50 cents.

The charge for adult meals will increase from $2.75 to $3.

In addition to student fees, the charges to use 27J school facilities have changed, again to help close the gap in the budget from the state. Increases are $5 per hour per room, and a $20 application fee for all facility usage requests will be assessed.

For more information on facility usage fees, contact Deb Peterson at 303-655-2996.
For more information on the fee schedules, check with your school office as it reopens after summer break.

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